How do I identify my Lewmar winch?

How do I identify my Lewmar winch?

Identify Your Lewmar Winch Racing versions are identified by an alloy feeder arm and top cap in place of the Ocean’s chromed bronze. Current Standard Ocean Winches have been produced from 1992 have a gray molded top crown on the drum, except for Size 6 which has a one-piece metal drum.

What is Lewmar winch grease?

Lewmar Grease is a special formula calcium sulphonate grease developed for winch maintenance and other marine applications. Lewmar Grease is available in a handy 100 gram tube or a long-serving, multi-tasking 300 gram tub.

How do you maintenance a winch?

Winch Maintenance Check List:

  1. Regularly lubricate all grease points.
  2. Inspect all bolts.
  3. Inspect all electrical connections, (even at the battery) and cable.
  4. Check to ensure there is no worn coatings or corrosion on electrical connections.
  5. Tighten all connections.

What are self tailing winches?

Self tailing winches are winches that wrap the tail in a round jam cleat that is located on the top of the drum. When you crank the drum, the winch will pull the tail simultaneously eliminating the need for a crew member to pull your tail for you.

What is calcium sulfonate grease?

Calcium sulfonate greases are made by converting a fluid detergent that contains amorphous calcium carbonate to a grease containing calcite particles. Because of the calcite particles’ lubricating properties, performance additives containing sulfur, phosphorous or zinc may not be needed.

How do you take care of a winch rope?

Some time spent cleaning will help prevent the winch line from getting damaged. Fill a bucket with water and mild soap and run the winch line through the water. While running the rope throught the water, push together on the rope and open up the braid. This will help loosen dirt and grit from the fibers.